Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday Afternoon Reading

With my office closed today for the 3-day weekend, we took the kids back to the waterpark. While relaxing in the shade I caught up on my reading and learned that:

1. Patients with Alzheimer's disease have a higher rate of memory loss than people without Alzheimer's disease (Neurology Reviews, May, 2010).

2. Multiple Sclerosis patients with balance problems have a higher rate of falls than MS patients without balance problems (Clinical Neurology News, May, 2010).

3. I suspect one or both of the above studies could have been written by a lady who I saw at the park, who was chewing out a lifeguard because she (gasp!) got wet while floating on the lazy river.

14 comments:

bb said...

...was chewing out a lifeguard because she (gasp!) got wet while floating on the lazy river

For real?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yup. Somehow thought that by being in an inner tube she'd remain dry through the whole thing.

Didn't count on her butt in the water. Or splashing teenagers. Or the waterfall you go through. All of which can easily be seen from the entrance to the river.

Anonymous said...

she is probaly one of those...umm certain peole who would try to sue the water park for getting a sunburn~ lol

Anonymous said...

aroused, but no happy ending?

ERP said...

In other news, patients with lung cancer are more likely to die than those without lung cancer.

pj said...

I need to get a job writing for medical journals...

Marie said...

Those article's conclusions are too funny!

What were the rest of the contents like? Perhaps those were just intended for comic relief?

No, I didn't think so. Sigh.

outre said...

damn... Does she chew out her sweat glands for making her sweat too?

Those studies now make me think 'Poor med student/resident/research something' that was forced to 'publish' to make the grades/graduate...

lboykin said...

Some people should not answer the call of the alarm clock.

The Mother said...

How about this one?

Aging swingers have a higher risk of STDs.

In the news last week: http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20100625/hl_hsn/agingswingersathighstdrisk

WarmSocks said...

When I go back to work, I want to be a medical researcher. Oh, the studies I could do:

People who are blind don't see as well as those who aren't blind.

People who are deaf don't hear as well as those who aren't.

Vegetarians don't eat as much meat as carnivores.

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@ERP In other news, patients with lung cancer are more likely to die than those without lung cancer.

More likely to die? When we all have a 100% chance of dying, how is anyone more likely to die?
;)

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you misunderstood, and she was actually informing the lifeguard of her sexual availability?

HyperCryptical said...

Personally, I think you are being far to critical!

I (or we) are grateful for research. Without same - we would never have reached those mind numbing conlusions!

Alba said...

Well, actually, I could use some of those articles.

I am writing a research proposal for my master thesis, and I have to verify every damn sentence I write. But no one states the obvious! So I have to summarize a whole bunch of articles about tiny specific facts and cite every single one of them in order to be allowed to write one obvious sentence.

I would LOVE more stupid articles. My life would be so much easier ;).

 
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